Don't Hassel the Hoff: The Autobiography

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Macmillan, May 15, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The Los Angeles Times called him a "counterculture icon," and TV Guide dubbed him one of "TV's Ten Most Powerful Stars," but true aficionados simply call him "The Hoff."

Don't Hassel the Hoff follows David Hasselhoff's phenomenal career, from his earliest childhood role in Peter Pan to his latest adventure, starring in Mel Brooks's Tony award-winning musical, The Producers. There is no better time to celebrate Hasselhoff's life and a career that continues to grow and thrive. As the star of the extremely popular classic television shows, "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider," Hasselhoff is an international mega-star, with platinum album sales and starring roles on Broadway and London's West End.

As this fascinating memoir reveals, there's more to this handsome superstar than great hair, and legs that look good while running down a beach. "The Hoff" is also a smart, caring man with a huge heart.

"This book is my opportunity to print something from my heart, to tell the truth about what happened to me on the long and winding road from Baltimore to Baywatch to Broadway - and beyond. And the truth is not to be found in tabloid stories but in my actions: I am a good father and tried to be a good husband. I love people and the emotional rollercoaster that goes with human relationships. I love all the bewildering, crazy and wonderful things that life has to offer. This book is about my successes and my failures, my strengths and my weaknesses. And, above all, it is about the hope contained in the Knight Rider slogan: "One man can make a difference." --David Hasselhoff

Full of behind-the-scenes looks at Hasselhoff's television series, celebrations of his proudest moments, and the truths about his struggles with relationships and alcohol, Don't Hassel the Hoff is both highly entertaining and deeply personal, making this an engrossing page-turner from start to finish.

Long live "The Hoff."
 

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DON'T HASSEL THE HOFF: The Autobiography

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The man they called Knight Rider covers his life in standard greatest-hits format.Even given the meager expectations aroused by celebrity autobiography—a cheery narrative arc laced with a modicum of ... Read full review

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I have always been a fan of David Hasselhoff every since i first saw him on Young and The Restless. I enjoyed reading and hearing his side of the story about his life. I am glad he finally got the help that he needs . I esp. enjoyed all of his pictures that were in the book as well. Read full review

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Contents

My True Story
3
Southern Dreamer
11
This Thing Called Love
25
Young and Restless
41
Ride of a Lifetime
57
Travels with the Hoff I
73
My First Marriage
77
Love and Loss
91
Turning the Tide
145
Venus in Spandex
161
A Date with Diana
169
Whole Lotta Shakin
179
Planet Bay watch
185
Goodbye Princess
203
Gday Australia
209
Travels with the Hoff IV
225

Travels with the Hoff II
103
Looking for Freedom
109
Travels with the Hoff III
129
Birth of Bay watch
135
BEACHED
143
Broadway
229
Waving Not Drowning
243
Some Like It Hoff
251
Viva Hoff Vegas
267
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About the author (2007)

David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is best known for his roles as Michael Knight in Knight Rider, and Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch. Fulfilling his original dream to be a singer, David made "Looking for Freedom" a massive hit in Germany in 1989, just as the Berlin Wall came down. The accompanying album went gold and triple platinum, topping the charts for three months. Baywatch ran for eleven years and is said to be the most-watched show in syndication worldwide. In 1990, Cosmopolitan's editor, Helen Gurley Brown, chose him for her magazine's twenty-fifth anniversary issue. In October 2000, Hasselhoff conquered another childhood dream when he took the starring role in Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway. In 2004, he played the demanding role of Billy Flynn in Chicago in London's West End. His cameo appearance in The SpongeBob Squarepants movie, released in 2004, was followed by roles in Dodgeball with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn, and most recently in the Adam Sandler film, Click. His videos "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Jump in My Car" have been downloaded by millions of people from the internet site YouTube.com. In early 2007, he began his role as the flamboyant and flop-prone director Roger De Bris in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brooks's The Producers. He continues his reign as a judge on the hit TV show America's Got Talent. He resides in Southern California with his two daughters.

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